From the Editor...

October 5, 2020

From the Editor...


Thank you, subscribers and supporters, for helping to get Fund Board Views to our first major milestone! Oct. 2 marked the five-year anniversary of when FBV went live as the only truly independent news and information service for independent mutual fund directors and fund governance professionals. Dan and I are so proud of the work we've done in the past five years, putting our cumulative experience to work for this community. 


In case you didn't know it, both Dan and I have long histories in the mutual fund business and, specifically, in the fund governance space. Dan first started selling the fund governance publication of Institutional Investor's Newsletters Division back in 1996 and stayed involved in the market through 2010. Also an II Newsletters alum, I began covering the U.S. mutual fund industry in 2009 and moved over to cover fund governance exclusively nine years ago. You're not going to find this kind of experience and depth of knowledge and understanding elsewhere, and we are grateful to our readers for recognizing and appreciating that. 


Setting out on our own back in 2015 with the goal of providing better, more targeted coverage for and about mutual fund boards and fund governance professionals was a risk that has paid off for us and, we think, for the marketplace. It's been such a rewarding and fun experience. So, here's to the next five years and well beyond that! Thanks again for partnering with us on this adventure.


Before you go, make sure you haven't missed any great stories lately. We've interviewed the independent chairman of Sequoia Fund about what's been happening in his boardroom lately, published a 10 Things... list on the factors boards consider when setting director compensation, updated readers on the newest addition to the Nuveen Funds board, and compiled our monthly PDF for stories posted in September. Read up, and enjoy!


For now,


Hillary Jackson, founding editor

Dan Lalor, publisher



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